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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$45.00

American Face Brick Association
The Story of Brick: The Permanence, Beauty, and Economy of the Face Brick House
Chicago: American Face Brick Assoc, 1922

Third edition. Octavo. 55 pp; contains one color plate & numerous b/w photographs. Pictorial card covers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers bright with minimal edgewear. A well illustrated pamphlet full of b/w photos of brick houses of the period, including the work of Grosvenor Atterbury, Carrere & Hastings, Myron Hunt, Janssen & Abbott, Wilson Eyre; Duhring, Okie & Ziegler, and many more.
Inventory number #014279



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$65.00

Port, M.H., editor
The Houses of Parliament
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1976

First edition. Quarto. xxi, 347 pp; frontispiece "Gothic Lily" wall paper, printed by hand by John Penny Ltd from the original wood blocks, 11 color plates, 208 b/w illustrations, 3 tables; appendices; notes; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket lightly chipped at top of spine and one corner.
Inventory number #014257



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Shewell-Cooer, W.E.
The A.B.C. of the Greenhouse
London: English Universities Press, 1951

Fourth impression. Octavo. 328 pp; 4 color, 9 b/w photos, and numerous line drawings. Bright green cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, an unmarked copy with scattered faint foxing on front & rear endpapers & edges of text block; price-clipped jacket with light edgewear, inside of jacket with faint foxing.
Inventory number #013974



Binding: Softcover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Helick, R. Martin
The Regent System of Townhouse Variations
Pittsburgh: Regent Graphic Services, 1969

Quarto. Unpaginated, full of measured drawings. Stiff plastic covers with comb binding. VG, A clean, unmarked copy; covers clean. A collection of forty townhouse floorplans.
Inventory number #013952



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Trewin, J.C.
The House of Special Purpose : An Intimate Portrait of the Last Days of the Russian Imperial Family : Compiled from the Papers of their English Tutor, Charles Sydney Gibbes
NY: Stein and Day, 1975

First edition. Octavo. 148 pp; numerous b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket
Inventory number #013886



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$35.00

Lugar, Robert
The Country Gentleman's Architect: Containing a Variety of Designs for Farm Houses and Farm Yards of Different Magnitudes
Farnborough: Gregg Press, 1971

Reprint of 1807 edition. Octavo. v, 26 pp text; 22 plates of floor plans & etchings of elevations. Dark blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine; no jacket as issued. VG, previous owner name on front flyleaf, else an unmarked copy; covers clean with no wear.
Inventory number #013849



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$50.00

Hewitt, Mark Alan
THE ARCHITECT & THE AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSE 1890-1940
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990

First edition. Quarto. xiii, 312 pp; 308 color & b/w illustrations; extensive bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near fine in near fine jacket. Wealthy Americans began building opulent country estates in the late 1880s and continued for the next 50 years. The author explores the architects who designed these houses, the clients who commissioned them, and their historic significance. Architectural photographs by Richard Cheek.
Inventory number #013629



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$125.00

Weaver, Lawrence, ed.
THE HOUSE AND ITS EQUIPMENT
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912

First edition. Quarto. 212 pp [12] pp; 235 b/w photographs, floor plans & diagrams; index. Gilt-lettered brick cloth, top edge gilt. VG, attractive bookplate on front pastedown, else an unmarked copy; spine darkened with 1.5 inch abrasion & water stain on lower half, spine extremities rubbed, top corners bumped.
Inventory number #013402



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$45.00

French, Lillie Hamilton
THE HOUSE DIGNIFIED: Its Design, Its Arrangement and Its Decoration
NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1908

First edition. Small quarto. xiii, 157 pp; numerous b/w plates. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering & decoration, top edge gilt. VG copy.
Inventory number #013398



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$30.00

Aslet, Clive
THE AMERICAN COUNTRY HOUSE
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990

Large octavo. vii, 302 pp; 275 color & b/w illustrations; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. This book describes the great country estates built from the end of the Civil War until 1940. These houses were an attempt to import aristocratic, architectural prototypes from Europe, but ended up being more American in their opulence and technology than one would expect.
Inventory number #013354



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Leyland, John, editor
GARDENS OLD & NEW The Country House & Its Garden Environment
London/NY: Country Life/Scribners Sons, n.d.

n.d. Volume 1, 3rd edition. Folio. xxiv + 298 pp; the featured estates are illustrated with b/w photographs by Charles Latham; many of the header illustrations are by Arthur Rackham. Green pictorial cloth, all edges gilt. VG, small loss at base of spine, head of spine & corners rubbed, bottom edges of cover lightly rubbed, binding a bit loose. Name of Boston architect Andrew H. Hepburn at top of title page, dated 1905.
Inventory number #012974



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$125.00

Leyland, John, editor
GARDENS OLD & NEW The Country House & Its Garden Environment
London/NY: Country Life/Scribners Sons, n.d.

n.d. Volume Two. Folio. xli + 284 pp; is illustrated by b/w photos by Charles Latham; many of the header illustrations are by Arthur Rackham. Gray pictorial cloth, all edges gilt. VG,
Inventory number #012973



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$75.00

[Book Bindery Ephemera]
THE HOUSE BETWEEN
Richmond, VA: L.H. Jenkins, Inc., 1917

Narrow octavo. [32] pp; halftone illustrations throughout. Printed embossed pictorial wrappers bound with cord ties. Accompanied by the original printed mailing envelope & by a return printed post card. VG, bottom corners has minimal loss, interior pages are clean & unmarked; one side of envelope slit. The photographs depict the various mechanical and personnel functions operating in a modern commercial bindery. A handsome and attractively printed work of trade literature, intended for a general audience.
Inventory number #012913



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$75.00

Radford Architectural Company
THE RADFORD AMERICAN HOMES. 100 House Plans
Riverside, IL: Radford Architectural Company, 1903

First edition. Octavo. 255 pp; drawings & floor plans. Pictorial cloth with white-stamped lettering on cover and spine, top edge gilt. VG-, top front corner abraded with small loss, former owner names on front free endpaper, text VG, spine lettering rubbed. One hundred full-page drawings of houses with floorplans on the opposite page.
Inventory number #012879



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$45.00

Fisher, Irving R.
SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS IN LEATHER: A Brief History of the House of Nath'l Fisher & Co. 1838-1913
NY: Privately Printed, 1913

#62/300 copies. Octavo. 24 pp; b/w illustrations, including fold-out plate showing panoramic view of Broadway from Barclay St to Worth St, ca. 1850. Brown paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped title on cover. VG, small loss to spine ends, light wear to corners. "Of this book three hundred numbered copies were printed and bound for Irving R. Fisher and Nath'l C. Fisher, in December, 1913, for presentation to their friends." [from copyright page]. Nathaniel Fisher began his career in the wholesale shoe business in 1838 with Lewis S. Bouton, located at 252 Pearl St. The firm name changed to Nath'l Fisher & Co. in 1869, located at 25 Park Row, moving to 146 Duane St in 1893.
Inventory number #012600



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh
THE FIELD BOOK OF COUNTRY HOUSES AND THEIR OWNERS: Family Seats of the British Isles
London: Webb & Bower, 1988

First edition. Quarto. 176 pp; numerous color & b/w photographs; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine. The author's personal selection of some of the most interesting family seats of the British Isles. He provides an authoritative commentary on the architectural history and social significance of England's hidden halls and minor houses.
Inventory number #012291



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good+


Price:
$20.00

Foley, Mary Mix
THE AMERICAN HOUSE
NY: Harper & Row, 1980

First printing. Square quarto. 299 pp; 320 b/w drawings. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket has minor wear at top of jacket spine, red lettering on spine faded. A well researched and well illustrated guide to the varied styles of American houses, and their origins. Drawings by Madelaine Thatcher. The first part of the book features the transplanted European houses of early America and the vernacular architecture that derived from them. Parts 2 thru 5 move from the classic period styles through Victorian and 20th century revivals, ending with a short history of modern architecture.
Inventory number #012128



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$50.00

Bricker, Lauren Weiss
THE MEDITERRANEAN HOUSE IN AMERICA
NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2008

Quarto. 239 pp; profuse color photographs, floor plans; bibliography; index. Hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket clean & bright, with no chips or tears.
Inventory number #012003



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Fine


Price:
$10.00

Hartcup, Adeline
CHILDREN OF THE GREAT COUNTRY HOUSES
London: National Trust, 2000

Octavo. 158 pp; 20 b/w photos; bibliography; index. Paperback. Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy. Drawing on diaries, letters, memoirs and photograph albums - many unpublished - the author tells of nannies, tutors and governesses, treats and punishments, ideas about God, death and sex, and of relationships between the generations. She provides close-up portraits of five great families - Howards, Cecils, Russells, Lytteltons, and Gladstones.
Inventory number #011435



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$15.00

Davidson, Marshall B. & Elizabeth Stillinger
The American Heritage History of Notable American Houses
NY: American Heritage Publishers, 1971

Quarto. 383 pp; profuse b/w & color illustrations; index. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket has light wear at top & bottom of spine and corners.
Inventory number #010968